A new pilates studio is planned to open on Mair Street on the site of a former refrigeration and air conditioning shop, according to planning documents submitted to the City of Ballarat.
A planning permit application has been filed to open a CorePlus pilates franchise at 512 Mair Street, Ballarat Central.
The property was once occupied by refrigeration and air conditioning company Angow and Hatt but has sat vacant for some time.
The studio would be a franchise of pilates chain CorePlus, which currently has 10 locations across Melbourne and Geelong, with another 11 'coming soon', according to its website and join the more than a dozen pilates and yoga studios already open across the city.
The site would include three rooms, one for reformer pilates, which requires the use of a special machine, and one for hot pilates which sees the room heated to more than 30 degrees with the third to be decided after a year of operation.
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The business would also offer yoga and strength classes as well as prenatal and postnatal pilates classes.
Planning documents say the peak operation times of the business would be 5.30am to 8.30am and 4.30pm to 7.30pm with other classes scattered throughout the day and across the weekend.
A maximum of 68 patrons would be on-site at any one time, with a maximum of two staff members required on-site.
While the site has no parking, the applicant has agreed to lease six off-street parking spaces at the rear of 516 Mair Street to use as staff parking.
A parking assessment also states there are 307 parking spaces within 250 metres of the proposed studio with 64 vehicles on average parked in those spaces during the proposed businesses' peak hours.
The building's current burnt orange colour would be changed to dark blue, matching the CorePlus' colour scheme with an illuminated white 'CorePlus' sign to be installed on the exterior.
Franchisees Emily and Sarah Wilkie said the studio would be the only one to have yoga, reformer and mat pilates under the same roof.
"CorePlus will bring mindful movement for every body to Ballarat with our beautifully designed state-of-the-art studio spaces, world class instructors and original class formats," they said.
"We're on a mission to give every person the opportunity to be better: to think clearer, to sleep sounder, to feel brighter and to act with total purpose in every area of their life."
The planning permit application is currently on advertisement and is open for submissions at eservices.ballarat.vic.gov.au.
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